DS7 Crossback

Built in the same factory as the Peugeot 3008 and on the same EMP2 model platform, the DS7 Crossback is a front-wheel-drive SUV.

For Motability customers there there are two trim lines to choose from – Elegance and Performance Line, entry level Elegance cars have 18in alloy wheels, LED rear lights, cruise control, lane departure warning, rear parking sensors and a powered tailgate, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, height adjustable front seats, and a  8 inch touchscreen complete with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, DAB radio and smartphone integration. The sporty-looking Performance Line models get 19in alloy wheels, LED headlights, electrically folding mirrors, Alcantara upholstery, rear lateral and curtain airbags, and a 12 inch infotainment screen with a 12.3in digital instrument cluster, voice recognition and sat nav.

 As you would expect there’s plenty of space, with room for adults in the front and a decent amount in the back, too. Thanks to a flat floor, three people can just about squeeze in the second row with enough room for the middle passenger’s feet. The boot offers 555 litres and a generous 1,752 litres with the rear seats folded. It’s quite a bit more than the 505 litres of the BMW X1 but down on the 615 offered from the VW Tiguan.

The two engine choices are an automatic only 1.6 litre petrol and a manual only 1.5 litre diesel (front wheel drive only) that offers 130 bhp and pushes the car along well, 62 miles per hour can be reached in 11.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 121 miles per hour. Economy is 68.9 miles per gallon on a combined circuit, which in the real world will be an excellent 50 miles per gallon. The 8 speed automatic 179 bhp petrol can return a claimed 47.9 miles per gallon and reach 62 miles per hour in 9.9 seconds.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – DS7 Crossback Elegance 1.5 diesel (130bhp)  Manual   –  £2195 Advance Payment (£1110 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£2495 (£1410 wpms) in Performance Line

 Autumn Best Buy – DS7 Crossback Performance Line 1.6 Petrol (179bhp)  Automatic   –  £2995 Advance Payment (£1910 wpms)